FREECASTER.TV LIVE WEBCASTS KOKANEE CRANKWORX EVENTS JULY 16-24

Live Event Webcasts, Video On Demand And Social Media Ramp Up Interactivity

WHISTLER, BC July 11, 2011 – Whistler, BC will be the place to be July 15-24 as the biggest mountain bike festival in the world takes over for ten days of non-stop action and events. The next best thing to being in the middle of the action in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park will be found on the internet with live webcasts powered by freecaster.tv, video on demand (VOD) segments, and social media reporting of all event results and on-the-ground action, as it happens.

“Covering Kokanee Crankworx live on Freecaster.tv is another milestone for us. Mountain Bike is Freecaster’s most popular sport, attracting very large audiences for each round of the UCI MTB World Cup and for the UCI MTB World Championships which we also webcast live,” says Raymond Dulieu, Founder of Freecaster.tv. “To date the most popular event on Freecaster has been Red Bull Rampage 2010 and I believe Kokanee Crankworx could set a new viewership record. Worldwide, Freecaster is by far the leading website covering action sports live and I would not have felt comfortable claiming this until we could add Kokanee Crankworx to our list of events. I’m looking forward to attending the event in Whistler and to breaking new records.”

Freecaster.tv will live webcast nine events, in three qualities as well as with one mobile stream. This will represent over 20 hours of live coverage; over 20 hours of replays and VOD clips; and over 100TB of data delivered to an audience in the hundreds of thousands.

Live Streaming Webcast Schedule for Kokanee Crankworx Events at freecaster.tv

  • Saturday, July 16  Dual Slalom Amateur Elimination Finals, 3:00-5:30pm
    Dual Slalom Pro Elimination Finals, 6:00-7:45pm
  • Sunday, July 17  Canadian Open DH Pro Divisions, 3-5pm
  • Tuesday, July 19  Garbanzo DH Pro Divisions, 3:30-6pm
  • Wednesday, July 20 Jeep Air DH Pro Divisions, 3:30-5:30pm
  • Thursday, July 21  Teva Best Trick Showdown, 4:30-6:30pm
    Thursday, July 21  Pumptrack Challenge presented by Rock Shox, 8-10pm
  • Friday, July 22  Slalom, Pro Divisions, 4:45-7:00pm
  • Saturday, July 23  Red Bull Joyride at Kokanee Crankworx, 5:30-7:30pm
  • Sunday, July 24 Canadian Open Enduro presented by Kona Stage 5, 2:30-4:30pm

There are still great room rates available for people making the pilgrimage to Whistler for Kokanee Crankworx. Check out Aava Whistler Hotel, the official hotel of Kokanee Crankworx through www.whistler.com and 1-800-WHISTLER.

Stay tuned to www.crankworx.com for upcoming news and connect with Crankworx through Facebook.com/crankworx or Twitter.com/crankworx.

The eighth annual Kokanee Crankworx is presented by Whistler Blackcomb and the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. Kokanee Crankworx is the biggest annual event held in Whistler and is also the largest freeride mountain bike festival in the world. Each year the best amateur and professional freeride, downhill and slopestyle mountain bike athletes gather for a ten-day, non-stop barrage of competition and celebration. Whistler has the world’s most diverse offering of mountain biking terrain, including 150 miles of single-track trails, 5,000 vertical feet of lift-accessed downhill runs in the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, jump parks and 20+ miles of paved Valley Trail.

Photo: Dan Barham

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